• Therapeutic Security Technician Lead

    TX, Littlefield
    Texas Civil Commitment Center
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Our Therapeutic Security Technician Lead serves as a lead worker of a shift and provides direction to the Therapeutic Security Technicians (TSTs) in the specific building they are assigned. Trains and provides assistance with the resident programs. Assists the Operations Department as part of the overall plan of care based on the standards, policies, and procedures of the facility.



    • High school diploma or equivalent required
    • Bachelor degree preferred


    • Three (3) years direct care experience in a forensic, correctional, mental health or hospital setting
    • Demonstrated leadership experience
    • Ability to observe resident behavior and ability to report unusual occurrences
    • Ability to understand and implement rules, regulations and policies of the facility and the contract requirements of the client
    • Ability to accurately convey observations in writing in various reports and the resident clinical chart
    • Successful completion of agency pre-service and annual training
    • Ability to write and verbally communicate
    • Displays high standards of ethical conduct
    • Exhibits honesty and integrity while refraining from theft-related, dishonest or unethical behavior
    • Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently Works with minimal supervision, demonstrates responsible behavior and attention to detail
    • Willingness and ability to regularly work evenings, nights and weekends CPR training required
    • Ability to use computers and associated software used by the facility


    • Certificate in a mental health or behavioral health program preferred; required after one (1) year of service in the position


    1. Performs lead worker duties including oversight of other TSTs in the specific building they are posted with various work assignments; meets with Shift Manager, Shift Supervisor, and Unit Manager at the beginning of shift to report the status of unit and any uncompleted tasks; reviews status of residents on the unit with the clinical treatment team, and ensures that all assignments are covered and completed on time.
    2. Oversees TSTs daily responsibilities. Ensures that all log entries are completed properly.
    3. Completes daily rounds on each housing unit in the building they are assigned.
    4. Assists and oversees facility counts in the building they are assigned.
    5. Conducts safety and sanitation reviews by the end of each shift.
    6. Coaches, mentors, and provides orientation to new TSTs.
    7. Trains and provides assistance with the resident programs as directed.
    8. Ensures that various procedures and policies are followed, including that the constant observation precautions are conducted appropriately, and documented accordingly.
    9. Ensures that the building is sanitary, common and laundry areas are clean, resident property is properly stored and organized.
    10. Ensures resident rooms are searched for contraband in line with the facility procedures. Ensures that waste containers are emptied at end of each shift according with Environment of Care standards.
    11. Assists Unit Manager, Security Department, and Clinical Teams in providing direct services to assigned population.
    12. Demonstrates basic knowledge regarding therapeutic communication and sex offender treatment; understands the organization's mission, vision and values and how these guide practice.
    13. Continues professional development through in-service education, workshops, conferences and self-study necessary to maintain current knowledge applicable to the position.
    14. Is sensitive to cultural diversity issues, treats residents as an individual and considers the culture of the residents when providing care and treatment.
    15. Is knowledgeable about care and treatment needs of residents served of different ages; Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with and sensitive to the age and life span developmental needs of each resident.
    16. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
    17. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
    18. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
    19. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
    20. Perform other duties as assigned.


    CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer


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